Rank and Name, Quartermaster Second Class Clarence james Anderson.
Landing Tank Ship LST-577
He was with his unit onboard this vessel for Transport to Leyte when they were attacked and Torpedoed by the Japanese Submarine RO-30,
She broke in 2 and the Aft part Sunk
Clarence is born approx. on Sep. 30, 1925 in Numa, Iowa.
Father, George C. Anderson.
Mother, Marie M. (Payton) Anderson.
Brother(s), George W. Anderson.
Clarence enlisted the service in illinois with service number # 7268678.
Clarence was KIA when the LST-577 was torpedoed and sunk on Feb. 11, 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Clarence is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
Thanks to, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/ships/usn/LST-577.html
Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philppine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com